Washington manufacturer to retrofit shuttered Jennings facility


Greenberry Industrial LLC of Vancouver, Wash., plans to convert a shuttered Gulf Island Fabrication site near Jennings, closed in late 2020, into a plant that makes equipment for heavy industry, reports U.S. News & World Report.

Once complete, the plant will make modules for petrochemical, maritime, energy, pulp and paper and high-tech semiconductor industries.

The company is investing some $500,000 for the project and expects to begin hiring late this month. “Greenberry Industrial’s arrival in Louisiana reinforces our standing as a prime location for advanced manufacturing business investment,” says Gov. John Bel Edwards in a press release.

“This project continues Louisiana’s rural revitalization by bringing an underutilized site back into commerce and creating quality jobs in the process.” Read the entire story.